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Hampdenfest 2017 is a go for next Saturdee!

Hampdenfest 2017 is a go for next Saturdee!

  The Hampden Village Merchants Association & The Hampden Community Council present HAMPDENFEST 2017 Saturday, September 9. 11AM – 7PM. The Avenue. FREE! 36th St. from Falls Rd. – Chestnut Ave. Hampden, Baltimore. website: hampdenfest.com facebook: facebook.com/Hampdenfest twitter: @HampdenFest Rain or shine. Hopefully shine. Hampden’s annual neighborhood celebration of arts and music hits The Avenue on Sept. 9. This year marks the 8th annual TOILET BOWL RACES (3-5PM) http://hampdenfest.blogspot.com/2010/08/toilet-racing.html DANGEROUSLY DELICIOUS will host a PIE EATING CONTEST (1:40 at the Hidden Volume Stage) http://hampdenfest.blogspot.com/p/dangerously-delicious-pie-eating-contest.html And this year, the festival is headlined by BOND ST. DISTRICT! Here is the schedule of … Read entire article »

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HONtroversy chapter 985767: Kitchen Nightmares edition

HONtroversy chapter 985767: Kitchen Nightmares edition

In case you hadn’t heard yet, the Baltimore Sun made a lil’ announcement that chef Gordon Ramsay’s show about restaurants that suck trying to get some tough love in an effort to save them from the brink of disaster – lovingly known as Kitchen Nightmares – will be or already has filmed an episode in Baltimore, featuring everyone’s favorite restauranteur Denise Whiting and Cafe Hon. I won’t even bother hyperlinking to other articles about the road … Read entire article »

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John Waters: Still ahead of the curve

John Waters: Still ahead of the curve

What with HON™Fest spreading out its festering wings tomorrow through Sunday and all the flubbub going on with Denise™ Whiting’s™ latest antics, I started noticing folks electronically distributing USA Today’s “recent” interview with John Waters and his apparent swearing off on the word “Hon™” and Hon™ culture in general: “To me, it’s used up,” Waters said of Hon™ style. “It’s condescending now. The people that celebrate it are not from it. I feel that in some … Read entire article »

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The HONtroversy Zeta – the ultimater flame war

The HONtroversy Zeta – the ultimater flame war

In our last episode, City Paper had just published a feature-length interview with Cafe Hon owner Denise Whiting, the contents of which completely backfired and caused an upswell of renewed ire at her for the then-recent revelation that she had trademarked the colloquial term “Hon.” And here we are months later, when Baltimore Sun reports that Denise Whiting, in anticipation of next week’s HonFest, has distributed a list of restrictions on area businesses participating in … Read entire article »

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HSTA!

HSTA!

I’m no Chef Sam, but I do know of some pretty awesome thangs “on the barbie” for you to “eat” and by “eat” I mean “do” or “look at” going on in our fine city this weekend! (shill away in the comments, it’s encouraged) SAVE YOUR SOUL Golden West Cafe (1105 West 36th St., Hampden) – Tonight, 10pm-2am, 5 bux    Last time these guys tried to throw their monthly dance party at Lith Hall, there were …complications, … Read entire article »

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HSTA!

Places! Things! Do them! EVENT! Bar Bacon Comedy Night – Golden West Cafe (1105 W 36th St., Hampden), 10pm tonight Enjoy some standup comedy by Matt Baetz, Jen Tisdale, Adam Ruben, and host Jim Meyer. Will Dr. Doom show up again? Find out! ANOTHER EVENT! Arty Hill`s Honky Tonk Dance Party – The Patterson (3134 Eastern Ave., Highlandtown), 8pm Saturday – $15, $10 members. It’s a CD release party, a dance party, a performance by Arty Hill and Caleb Stine, with guest vocalist Linda Nelson! Support the local moozic scene folks! DEAL! Buy a qualifying Nintendo 3DS on Amazon.com by April 2nd and get $25 bux toward any game. I hear there’s a new Pokemon game out or something! … Read entire article »

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Drinking Made Easy coming to Baltimore and Natty Boh on Tap!

Rumors had been flying about recently as to whether or not Zane Lamprey’s (awesome name btw) show Drinking Made Easy, a show dedicated to regional drink specialties and traditions, was coming to Baltimore to shoot an episode for season 2. The rumors were confirmed last week, when DME ran an article on The Land of Pleasant Living, showcasing Baltimore’s de facto beer for locals, Natty Boh (I had caught wind of the rumors via Facebook, then saw the confirmation right up in this). Zane is inviting people to email him directly with suggestions for local drinks and traditions (zanelamprey@gmail.com) for the show, so if you’d like to see your favorites when they shoot in April and eventually air, I’d say go right ahead and do that. Fingers crossed that Idle Hour’s … Read entire article »

Filed under: Food and Drink

I (still) Love Atomic TV

The year was 1997. Favorite city haunts of ours included Reptilian Books, Stikky Fingers and several other places that no longer exist; long before Harbor East was on the map and the hyper-gentrification of Federal Hill made the 8×10 seem almost out of place. In these days, the days when Lith Hall saw forty or fifty crust punks for every hipster, there was Atomic TV. I first caught wind of Atomic TV while sneaking into a Jim Rose show at the aforementioned Lithuanian Hall, noticing hosts Scott Huffines and Tom Warner (also of Atomic Books fame) manning video cameras, capturing the kickass twisted performance. … Read entire article »

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NachoQuest – Holy Frijoles!

It has been said by some that miracles exist in this world. Sometimes, lightning strikes twice in the same place, or two bullets fired from opposing guns collide, or a dog gets issued a credit card. This my friends, is one of those occasions. I have heard from others and personally experienced legendarily bad food at Holy Frijoles (908 W 36th St., Hampden) over the years; tales of dried, cracked enchiladas, hard rice that could chip teeth and stale quesadillas that may or may not have been sitting under a rug some where. But this time, THIS time. I am blown away. These nachos are fantastic. $6 will get you cheese, salsa, jalapenos, black olives and sour cream. For a buck more, your choice of refried or black beans. And for another added … Read entire article »

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The Cafe Hon Flamingo – breakdown of the dumb.

This is truly and without question one of those days that the namesake of this website couldn’t be more appropriate. The Sun reports this morning (A Flamingo Flap, 10/21/2009) that the giant, controversial (what?), pink flamingo adorning Cafe Hon in Hampden has been removed as a result of the owner, Denise Whiting, refusing to pay a fee of $800 for the ‘privilege’ of intruding upon public space. Other examples include outdoor seating, chalkboard advertisements (what an invasion of my space!) and statues, apparently. Really, none of the legalities or arguments as to whether or not this big dumb bird belongs on the restaurant’s fire escape interest me terribly. But let me tell you what does: reading the comments left on the article. MAN. High level entertainment. From the mess, here’s what … Read entire article »

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